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John H. Isacs

John Isacs is the founder and CEO of EnjoyGourmet, a leading gourmet digital (www.enjoygourmet.com.cn) and print media company in China. He has authored over a dozen wine and food books including the awarded ISACS Guides and other gourmet books and is a wine consultant to governments, wine regions and organizations. He also hosts wine events for leading organizations and companies throughout China. Contact John via jcolumn@enjoygourmet.com. 

When chocolate meets wine

Last week’s column reflected on the relationship between wine and coffee, a strange yet intriguing relationship that necessitated some artistic license. This week’s column musing the rapport between wine and chocolate is far easier. Why? Because wine and chocolate have a more natural and intimate relationship. When done properly, it’s a match made in heaven.

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Brewing up some perfect pairings for coffee

Wine and coffee are two of the most beloved adult beverages. While quite different, they still share fascinating similarities. One helps you wake up while the other is a perfect way to end your day and facilitate the onset of sweet dreams. Enjoyed in moderation both are good for your health. Once seen as detrimental to one’s health, many modern diet pyramids encourage the moderate intake of wine and coffee.